A day without yarn is like a day without sunshine.
But yesterday was a bright, sunshiney day!
In the mail I got my Berroco Suede, destined to become little cellphone cases.
I got a couple of skeins of Colinette Wigwam.
And I got (pause for dramatic effect):
Six skeins of Jaeger Silk 4-ply in a gorgeous dark chocolate brown.
I am drooling helplessly here. Dunno what exactly I’ll do with it yet, but it’s nice to consider the options!
Yesterday Marta asked in the comments what I thought of the Sweater Wizard software and if it was worth purchasing.
I’ve had the software for a couple of years — I have the 2001 version, which I believe is the latest.
I’ve played around with it, but that’s all. I’ve never used it to design a sweater. If you have a calculator and some common sense, you can do everything that this software will do. The software makes it easier — you can plug in variables like gauge, sweater type, size, and it will spit out a pattern that you can tweak. But I find I’m happier doing it the old-fashioned way.
Okay, I just Googled Sweater wizard, went to the website, and discovered all kinds of patches and updates for the product. It looks like they’va added a bunch of features, so I need to download and install the patch and check it out again.
I sedately worked a few more rows.